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It's beyond dispute: Donald Trump won't go down in history as a model of civility. Examples of his bad manners abound. When he gave his first inaugural speech, the president craftily avoided any nod to his defeated opponent, Hillary Clinton, or to the other half of the electorate.

Then he started embarrassing foreign leaders during official trips. "Time after time, diplomatic niceties fell by the wayside as the president contradicted and undermined his hosts," the Associated Press reported in mid-2019.

Most likely, he will not congratulate President-elect Joe Biden – or he will do it, eventually, but begrudgingly. It's also possible that he will not attend the inaugural ceremony in January.

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